Fiji Time: 10:31 AM on Wednesday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Goal-line technology to feature at World Cup

Fifa.Com
Monday, April 14, 2014

BRAZIL - Goal-line technology (GLT) is set to feature at the FIFA World Cupâ„¢ for the first time as a support for match officials, after FIFA confirmed last year the appointment of GoalControl GmbH as the official GLT provider for the tournament.

The installation and testing of the GoalControl system in each of the 12 stadiums is one of the key tasks leading up to Brazil 2014. As this continues, FIFA gives fans an inside look into the process with FIFA-accredited test institute Labosport Ltd. recently testing GoalControl at the iconic Estadio Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

This video shows the variety of tests conducted in different conditions to determine the system's accuracy and evaluate its robustness.

Hear also from GoalControl's managing director Jurgen Philipps and Labosport engineer Josh Richards to find out more about these tests, which ensure the system reaches the FIFA QUALITY PRO level required by the Laws of the Game.

GoalControl is equipped with 14 high-speed cameras located around the pitch, with seven cameras focusing on each goalmouth. The ball's position is continuously and automatically captured in 3D and the indication of whether a goal has been scored is immediately confirmed within one second to a watch worn by each of the match officials.

The Germany-based company won a tender process in April 2013, with confirmation for Brazil 2014 being subject to the system's performance during the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013.

While there were no goal-line incidents in which the technology was required to determine whether a goal had been scored, the system met all necessary FIFA requirements and indicated every one of the 68 goals correctly during the FIFA Confederations Cup. Importantly, there was also a high-level of satisfaction reported by match officials.

The GoalControl system was also successfully implemented at the recent FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco in December after winning a separate tender process.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64230.6233
JPY 51.143748.1437
GBP 0.37350.3655
EUR 0.43970.4277
NZD 0.68600.6530
AUD 0.65580.6308
USD 0.49220.4752

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. New face on the runway
  2. Gregan joins Kunatani in Navosa
  3. Fijian 7s friends
  4. Rawaca finally receives his Olympic Games medal
  5. Vessels put to rest in the deep
  6. Chief's vision fulfilled
  7. $500m for project
  8. No reports filed over alleged website hacking
  9. Trade dispute
  10. New court for school

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  6. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)
  10. Ryan's big day Tuesday (30 Aug)